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Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices

Sara Collins talks to Kate Grenville about her latest novel A Room Made of Leaves, a fictional memoir of a real woman, early Australian settler Elizabeth Macarthur.

Sara Collins talks to Kate Grenville about her latest novel A Room Made of Leaves which a fictional memoir of a real woman, early Australian settler, Elizabeth Macarthur who in the late eighteenth century emigrated to the colony with her husband the notorious settler John Macarthur. The novel traces her life from childhood in rural Devon to womanhood in Australia, where she became the real brains behind the development of the merino wool industry,

Novelist Rachel Joyce and academic Dr Huw Marsh discuss the republication of Beryl Bainbridge's later historical novels, including her fictionalisation of historical figures, savage humour and the intricate qualities of her writing.

And Richard Beard presents the last in his series on the narrative voice, by zooming out to the third person who casts an all seeing omniscient eye over the story.

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28 minutes

Last on

Thu 30 Jul 2020 15:30

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  • Sun 26 Jul 2020 16:00
  • Thu 30 Jul 2020 15:30

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